This is deep rosey red in the glass. On the nose: cedar and sarsparilla precede savoury graphite and tomato bush aromas with an overlay of sweet dark fruit and vanilla touch. On the palate: fresh raspberries and violets intertwine with subtle green vegetal notes and skilfully subtle vanilla. This is lean and elegant with crisp clean acid and fine, firm tannins drawing to a beautifully dry finish.
"Lovely cabernet. Medium in body, svelte by feel, charming by nature. Currants and pencils, bay leaves and choc. Confident and classy in an unforced way. It has the balance to drink well now but over the medium term and beyond it will develop beautifully." 92+ points. Campbell Mattinson. The Wine Front.
The humble Warramate Cabernet is made by Sarah in the Yarra Yering winery using the same skill, artisanal techniques and small custom-made tanks used to make the Dry Red No.1. This is extraordinary - wines at this price point simply aren’t made like this.
Let me say straight up this is simply an amazing wine for the price. It’s 100% Cabernet, with the majority of the fruit coming from a more recently planted vineyard (2000), however a percentage still comes from the original 1969 plantings. All Warramate vineyards are unirrigated. Also, it’s not widely known, but a portion of the fruit going into this wine comes from Yarra Yering.